Looking for a good love story? We’ve put together the top 20 romantic movies on Netflix right now, from rom-coms to something a little so sexier. Here’s the list of top 20 romantic movies on Netflix.
So without any further delay, let’s look for meet-cutes, public professions of love, mind games, romantic gestures, slow dances, seductions, and all the classic romance movie beats.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Writers: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Cast: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harries, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, and Andre Holland
The 2017 winner of the Best Picture Oscar, Moonlight is a stunning cinematic achievement that is equal parts coming-of-age story and coming-out story.
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
Director: Susan Johnson
Writer: Sofia Alvarez
Cast: Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard, and John Corbett
If you’re looking for a fun, sweet, YA romance to brighten your day, you won’t do much better on Netflix than To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Based on the novel by Jenny Han.
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writer: Jeremy Leven
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen
Well, Rachel is not just one of the great (and most underrated) comedic actors of her generation, she’s also a dramatic force, and if you’re in the mood to keep falling in love with her, you really can’t do better than The Notebook.
Director/Writer: Richard Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, and Margot Robbie
The 2013 film About Time is not just an absolute gem of a romantic comedy, it’s also one of the best time travel movies ever made.
Director/Writer: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, and Jonathan Lipnicki.
SET IT UP
Director: Claire Scanlon
Writer: Katie Silberman
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs
If you’re looking for a charming romantic comedy, but don’t want to rewatch something from a previous decade for the umpteenth time, you should definitely give Claire Scanlon’s charming Set It Up a look.
LET IT SNOW
Director: Luke Snellin
Writers: Laura Solon, Victoria Strouse, and Kay Cannon
Cast: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Liv Hewson, Odeya Rush, Jacob Batalon, Kiernan Shipka, Joan Cusack
If you’re in the mood for some seasonal romance, so Netflix delivered a bit of a Love Actually for the teen set with Let It Snow, a breezy holiday rom-com that finds a series of overlapping love stories on one fateful Christmas-season snow day.
Director: Roger Kumble
Writer: Adam Davis
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, and Chris Klein
Roger Kumble’s romantic comedy Just Friends is a terrific showcase because of Reynolds’ skills. This movie is so underrated.
Writer/Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise
Pitched somewhere between a love story and a wild night out comedy, Someone Great is one of Netflix’s better recently comedy efforts, centered on a young woman (Gina Rodriguez), who heads out for one last crazy night with her best friends before leaving town.
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalia Lacroix
Cast: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos
Some of the biggest buzz out of the Cannes Film Festival debut for Blue Is the Warmest Color revolves around its explicit sex scenes, and indeed this movie goes there. But it also remains an epically intimate portrait of love.
THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES
Writer/Director: Jim Strouse
Cast: Jessica Williams, Chris O’Down, Lakeith Stanfield, Noel Wells
Jessica Williams still hasn’t got the breakthrough she deserves since her tenure on The Daily Show, but the indie rom-com The Incredible Jessica James is the first time since then we’ve got to see her step into a leading role and she just lights up the screen.
ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE
Director: Nahnacthka Kahn
Writers: Michael Golamco, Ali Wong, Randall Park
Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michelle Buteau, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito, Vivian Bang
Netflix brought the rom-com back in a big way with 2018’s Set It Up, and the streaming service’s 2019 effort Always Be My Maybe is similarly charming and delightful. The film follows a pair of teenaged best friends who have since drifted apart and are pushed together once more in adulthood.
THE HALF OF IT
Writer/Director: Alice Wu
Cast: Leah Lewis, Enrique Murciano, Alexxis Lemire, Becky Ann Baker, Daniel Diemer, Collin Chou
Netflix has become the home of some real home run romantic comedies in recent years, and the latest gem The Half of It might have just threatened to knock the crown off of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Deborah Moggach
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Judi Dench
The classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice has been adapted many, many, many times, but it’s entirely possible that Joe Wright’s 2005 film is the best ever.
Director: Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes
Writers: Tomasz Klimala, Barbara Bialowas (screenplay associate), Tomasz Mandes (screenplay associate), Blanka Lipinska (screenplay associate/based on the novel by)
Cast: Michele Morrone, Anna Maria Sieklucka, Bronislaw Wroclawski, Otar Saralidze, Magdalena Lamparska, Natasza Urbanska
Move over, every other sexy movie on this list, because there’s a new kid on the block named 365 Days and it’s perhaps the sexiest thing to ever land on Netflix.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman
Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfieffer, Sienna Miller, Robert De Niro, Ian McKellan, Ben Barnes, Henry Cavill, Peter O’Toole, Rupert Everett, Mark Strong, Ricky Gervais
Based on Neil Gaiman’s novella of the same name, Stardust is a whimsical, magical adventure through a fantasy land where stars crash to earth in human form, space pirates navigate the air, and so the ghosts of the monarchy are entertained by fratricide.
Writer/Director: Andrea Arnold
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
Andrea Arnold is a filmmaker with a gift for intimacy. So emotional, psychological, and per the theme of this list, sexual.
Director/Writer: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta
Marriage Story will wreck you. But it’s also not just one of the best films of 2019.
So, these were the top 20 romantic movies on Netflix. Which romantic movies you’re going to watch next? Do tell us in the comment section.